Coca-Cola sued for violating ERISA
An ERISA class action suit was filed against Coca-Cola last month for allegedly taking away its workers health and pension plans while on strike. 500 Coca-Cola employees went on strike after believing the company had violated their privacy by implementing employee surveillance. In addition, they felt the company was guilty of intimidation and bad faith bargaining. After the strike, Coca-Cola executives cancelled their health care plans in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The main grievance held against the company in cancelling their heath care plan is that employees had already paid their premium. One employee stated, “My wife had a kidney transplant two years ago. When Coke cancelled our health care, they cut off her anti-rejection medicine. This shows me that Coke doesn’t care about its employees”.
If you or someone you know feels their ERISA rights have been violated, contact the Indiana ERISA lawyers of Hankey Law Office P.C. at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your rights.